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4 days desert tour itinerary from Fes to Marrakech

  • 4 Days 3 Nights
  • Airport pick-up
  • Airport Transfer

Introduction :

4 Days from Fes to Marrakech Morocco Desert Tour itinerary, explore south Morocco from Fes, enjoy a camel trek and a memorable night in the camp in the Sahara Desert under an endless canopy of desert stars.

Tour Description :

This wonderful private 4 Days/ 3 Nights tour starts from Fes to Marrakech via Merzouga desert, our expert team will take you on an adventure to discover this part of Morocco through the middle Atlas Mountains with cedar forest full of wild monkeys, the charming ski resort, 1000 Palm tree of Ziz valley, Camel trekking in the Sahara Desert, Dades gorge, Grand Canyon, Dades valley, Africa Hollywood and high Atlas Mountains.

Detailed Itinerary :

Day 01: Fez > Ifrane > Michlifen > Errachidia > Ziz valley > Merzouga (Erg Chebbi Desert)

Our staff will pick you up from wherever you are (Ex: hotel, riad, bus station or airport) in fes, then we start our 4 days Fes desert tour driving through the middle atlas and the cedar woods of azrou. Passing by Moroccan Switzerland «Ifrane». A charming ski resort and azrou an important handicraft center specialized in the work of cedar wood. Stopping at the cedar forest, taking some pictures. Then push along towards Zaida. You’ll notice how the scenery changes to reveal hints of the desert as you approach the Errachidia city.

Once we finish lunch in Midelt, we drive along the spectacular Ziz valley. Admiring the panoramic views along the way. Continuation to the Erg Chebbi dunes. Passing from the road of Paris Dakar, tent of Berber nomad who lives in the solitude of the Sahara. As soon as you arrive at the popular dunes of Erg Chebbi, we are pleased to prepare camels and there is an hour time for you to experience camel ride and spectate the beautiful sunset while riding camel heading to camp oasis where is the luxurious tent that you will stay there overnight. As you watch the sunset in style heading to the oasis where a camp is located.

Spending a night living by traditional nomadic tents inside or sleeping under spectacular starry sky outside the tent at Merzouga desert dune that will give you remarkable memory in the desert trip exploring. Thus, you can also spend your night playing drums with the experienced camel guide.

Day 02: Merzouga 4×4 tour > Gnawa Musician House > Visit Nomadic Tribes

After enjoying an amazing sunrise, you will have to go back to your camp for breakfast and shower before the largest tour starts. Today we will drive around the desert to discover unexplored places in the Erg chebbi desert. On our way to the desert villages (Ex: khamlia, Merdani, Mifis). We might meet some locals with different desert animals (Ex: Goats, Camels, Foxes… etc.) also some desert reptiles and mammals. Our first stop is in the khamlia village in a traditional home built of thick earthen bricks made from a mixture of clay to enjoy the live Gnaoua music which is played by the locals.

Set off to another sight in some mountains near the dunes for a panoramic view of the sand dunes and also from where you can start seeing the border between Morocco and Algeria. Thereafter, we will continue driving toward the old Berber villages and some nomadic families, where we will be hospitably welcomed with a cup of mint tea while enjoying the silence of the desert. At this moment we drive back to Khamlia village where we will have lunch in a local restaurant (Berber nomad pizza). After lunch, we will continue to visit Yasmina Lake which will be the last spot then drive to our hotel next to the golden sand dunes.

Day 03: Merzouga > Erfoud > Tinejdad > Todra gorge > Dades canyon

In the morning, after breakfast, we will depart to Dades gorge on different roads and views. Our first stop will be in Erfoud city which is famous for its fossilized quartzes where you will tour the workshop production of marble fossils. Afterwards we continue our way to the next spot which is Todra Gorge near the town of tinghir. It’s one of the premier climbing destinations in Morocco with high walls offering hundreds of routes of sport which attracts the visitors and the climbers. Lunch break might be in Tinejdad or till here. After that, we continue driving towards the Dades gorge. Eventually check into your accommodation

 Day 04: Dades gorge > Roses valley > Ait Ben Haddou > High Atlas Mountains > Marrakesh

On the last day of the journey, we’ll drive a bit further to the Dades gorge, passing through a spectacular sight made of mountains formed like monkey-fingers. Then set off to see the panoramic view of Dades gorge road. Later we will drive back through the same way to join the road to Ouarzazate via the rose valley «Kalaat M’gouna». Continue through the road of thousands of kasbahs passing by skoura palm grove until we arrive at Ouarzazate named “Africa Hollywood”. After a visit to atlas studio (Optional), we’ll drive straight to Ait Ben haddou where we will visit its famous and oldest kasbah «castle» it’s world heritage site by UNESCO in 1986. Many films have been shot here such as the kingdom of heaven, Babel and Gladiator… etc.

A break for lunch will be near the kasbah, later on we tour the kasbah. Then we continue our journey, crossing the high Atlas Mountains via Tizi N’tichka and many Berber villages nearby. We will arrive at Marrakesh in the evening. Then drop you off at your accommodation and the end of 4 Days from fes to Marrakech.

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4 day tour from Fes to Marrakech via Merzouga

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4 days desert tour from Fes to Marrakech

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Price Includes in :

4 days morocco desert itinerary from Fes

  • Pick-up and drop-off at your hotel/airport.
  • 2 nights accommodation in a hotel/riad.
  • Tour in an air-conditioned vehicle Toyota Land Cruiser or spacious minivan in case of a group throughout 4-day trip.
  • An English-speaking driver.
  • Dinner and breakfast daily.
  • Camel trek & overnight stay in a private traditional nomad tent.
  • Free time to wander the Canyons, Kasbahs, Take photos, … etc.
  • No forced shopping stops during the tour.
Price Excludes in

4 days from Fes to Marrakech Sahara itinerary

  • Lunch and drinks.
  • Entrance fees to monuments ( Ex: atlas studio,…etc ).
  • Any Private Expenses
Note about

4 days from Fes to Merzouga & Marrakech tour

If our 4 days from fes to Marrakech Desert tour does not match what you’re looking for, contact us. We provide customized desert trips in Morocco according to your duration of stay and your preferences. You can come with your family, relatives, friends or all of them. Just let us know your duration, what you wish to do in the state, and we’ll plan the itinerary according to your interests. Our Team at Morocco Tabiarte Tours is at your service to answer any questions, give you detailed quotes about tours, and advise about the best time and places to visit. Last but not least, whether you’re thinking about leading a tour or simply have questions, we’re here to help.

Morocco travel's FAQ

Do I need a visa to enter Morocco or only with passport ?

First of all, most of travelers needs only passport to enter Morocco, however your visit shouldn’t be over 3 months. here are some countries that don’t need a visa for Morocco : 

  • British
  • European Union (EU)
  • Australian
  • Canadian
  • USA
  • Japanese 
  • Hong kongers
  • Chinese 
  • Macau

For all other passport nationals, please check with the Moroccan Embassy.

What are the best destinations that I shouldn't miss ?

Firstly Morocco is one of the largest countries in North Africa with a lot of different and spectacular places, the atlas mountains, north, south ( especially the sahara desert ), the imperial cities…etc. here is a list of the best destinations to visit in morocco.

  • Chefchaouen
  • Marrakech
  • Merzouga ( Sahara desert ) 
  • Fes 
  • Casablanca
  • Essaouira
  • Rabat
  • Agadir
  • Tangier
  • Ouarzazate
  • Meknes

Is it safe for tourists in Morocco?

In fact Morocco is a safe place to visit as it was updated to level 1 in early 2018, which means it’s now considered super safe to travel to the country and tourists should exercise a normal level of caution while visiting. furthermore, the solo female traveler, you need to watch out a little more carefully but overall, you are still unlikely to encounter serious problems.
 

What type of adapters do I need for Morocco?

For Morocco adapter, there are two associated plug types C and E. moreover, plug type C is the one which has two round pins and plug type E is the one which has two round pins and a hole for the socket’s male earthing pin. morocco operates on a 220V supply voltage and 50Hz.

Can I use any other currency except Dirham in Morocco?

Here is a list of the currencies you can use

Sure. Euro, US and CAD dollar are always accepted in Morocco and that will save time for you to bring cash to convert, doing away with bank lineups or non-active cash machines to acquire dirhams. additionally, you can also use your visa card at bank machines ( Attijariwafa bank or Bmce bank are common ).

What can buy in Morocco?

  • Berber Carpet.
  • Moroccan pottery.
  • Lanterns ( Gorgeous lighting ).
  • Argan Oil.
  • Straw Basket Bags.
  • Leather Pouffes.
  • Moroccan Mint Tea.
  • Thuya Wood Boxes.
  • Fossils.
  • Dates.
  • Moroccan Rose Water.

Can I use my credit card in Morocco?

Absolutely Yes, you can this process in every city in Morocco. on the other hand, visa and Mastercard are most vastly accepted. However take enough cash for your travel, just in case you can’t be able to find an ATM to withdraw cash easily.

How long does it take to visit Morocco?

From 7 to 14 days is a fixed amount of time to discover unexplored of Morocco such as desert and the imperial cities, as well as hiking in the Atlas Mountains and relaxation on the Atlantic coast.

How do I get see to the desert in Morocco?

The best and easiest way to get to the Morocco Sahara Desert is to go on a guided tour from Marrakech, Fez with round-trip transportation included. in addition to that, Merzouga and Zagora are the gateway towns to the desert dunes.

Good To Know

About Desert Tour
Payment Methods

Most of our customers ask us over and over this question about the difference between a tour of 2, 3, 4 days, so we got you a clear explanation in order to let you know it, please refer to the figure below.

> INTRODUCTION OF THE DESERT ITINERARY:

Morocco Sahara tour departs from Marrakech or fez, stay overnight on the half route in the desert (1 night or 2 nights) and end wherever you want Fez or Marrakesh. Furthermore, the total distance from Marrakech back to Marrakech is 1124 kilometers and from Marrakech to Fez is 1033 kilometers.

  • 2 Day desert tour: Spend overnight in the Sahara, however you might not be able to see the sunset, starry sky and sunrise due to 14 hours’ drive and the weather.
  • 3 Day desert tour: (depending on the starting point “fez or Marrakech”) The first night will be spent in the dades gorge (half way) and Next night is in the desert. Even Though, you might not be able to see the erg chebbi sand dunes till 5 pm. So, for a 3 days desert tour, there is only one night in the Sahara for about 14 hours, arranged to stay in a desert camp, If the weather is good, you can see the sunset, starry sky and an amazing sunrise as well.

> DISADVANTAGES OF THE 2 DAYS ITINERARY:

  1. Few stops, fewer opportunities to take photos, not enough time to enjoy the sunset as the arrival will be late in the evening, can watch starry sky, and sunrise (depending on weather conditions) but departure will be earlier.

> DISADVANTAGES OF THE 3 DAYS ITINERARY:

  1. A round tour of 14 hours, there is only one opportunity to watch the sunset, starry sky, and sunrise. If the weather is cloudy, you will miss it.
  2. There are at least 7 hours of sleep out of 14 hours, 4-5 hours of daylight and the rest of the time is night. As well as short time to take some photos and wander around.

> ADVANTAGES OF THE 4 DAYS ITINERARY:

  1. The 4 day desert tour allows you to spend a full 24 hours in the desert and have plenty of time to experience the Sahara Desert deeply.
  2. If the weather is cloudy on the first day, then no worries as there’s one more day left to catch up the sunset, starry sky and also sunrise.
  3. The 4 day desert tour has 2 nights in the Sahara Desert, thereafter we will arrange one night in the desert entrance Camp and the next night in a hotel.
  4. Experience the culture and lifestyle of the Berber people in the desert for more than 24 hours and free time to relax and take photos of dunes, Camels, Goats and Foxes as well.

> SUMMER HOLIDAY ARRANGEMENT:

  • Due to the temperature from June to mid-August. About 37-44 degrees C, only 3 days/ 2 nights of desert tours will be arranged during this period.

How to book a Tour with Us:

To ensure your tour 4 days morocco itinerary, a small deposit is required and can be done easily and securely over PayPal. Regardless of the balance, it is in cash to your driver once you meet each other at the airport or accommodation. Besides, the currency EURO, USD and MAD are both acceptable.

Is it possible to pay the total amount with credit card or PayPal?

Please be notified that we don’t accept payments with credit cards due to many fees and hold security risks. Although, we ask for the balance in cash because PayPal also has too many transaction fees and operational delays as it’s an international institution. In addition to that, we can accept it in some cases via PayPal, but a 5% fee will be added to cover up the extra transaction charges. If you’re thinking of this method, it is better to arrange the payment before the tour.

Cancellation process:

More than a month before the start date of the tour, deposit is non-refundable, but no worries since we’re gonna hold any deposit towards a trip with Morocco Tabiarte Tours at any later date you select.

275 Reviews Authentic & Genuine Reviews from our Travellers

Memorable 4 days Morocco desert tour itinerary from Fes to Marrakech

We were fortunate enough to have Moha as our private driver as we embarked on our trip into the Sahara Desert. he was very friendly and gave us information about each stop en route. also was very attentive to our needs of what time we wanted to eat and stay at each location. In addition to that, the country is a treasure trove of experiences – steeped in history, culture, contradictions, spectacular geography and sensational food. upgrading to the luxury camp in the desert was well worth it. thanks Moha for making this a memorable 4 days Fes to Marrakech desert tour and for ensuring we felt safe at all times. we fervently hope to go back and, if we do, it will be with MTT.

Chris / 5 out of 5 / Couple Traveller / 22 March 2022

 

Remarkable 4 Day Fes to Marrakech Desert Tour

We took Morocco Tabiarte Tours’s four days/ three nights private tour from Fes to Marrakech. they tailored the tour to our requests and interests. Furthermore, we spent two nights in Merzouga, did a camel ride and one night at the Hotel in the dades Gorge.

Our guide/driver, Moha, was the best. also He was always in a good mood and very accommodating to our requests and needs. His entertaining stories and discussions about Morocco culture and religion made the long drives informative and interesting. His efforts and sense of humor really made it an amazing adventure. We traveled in a comfortable Toyota Land Cruiser, which Moha carefully and safely drove. highly recommend Moha.

On the other hand, we spent much of one day exploring along the desert dunes with Moha. drove through several small villages along the sand dunes and visited the Gnaoua house and listened to their music. We also had the opportunity to visit nomad people and had a cup of tea with them. a very enjoyable day and highly recommended.

The MTT team always quickly responded to all our emails while we were planning the tour. all aspects of the tour were very professional.

Victoria Gregory / 5 out of 5 / Group Traveller / 28 February 2022

 

An enjoyable Morocco itinerary 4 days from Fes to Marrakech

We had a private tour, which was fabulous in every way. The attractions were incredible, each spot had its own unique look. The van was quite comfortable and spacious. On the other hand, the hotels and the camp they booked for us were amazing. Mostly, the best guide (Moha) made this journey so special. He quickly understood our focus on photography, our physical capabilities, and also interests. This person had an unbelievable wealth of knowledge according to all the spots. Not only were we fortunate to have this guide, but we made a new friend. We highly recommend Morocco Tabiarte Tours and would gladly use them again. Read More Morocco tour’s reviews

Katty / 5 out of 5 / Group Traveller / 25 November 2021

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